Cleveland Digital Public Library

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Main Library, 3rd Floor
325 Superior Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216-623-2813
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM

About the Department

We want to help you and the organizations you are part of to tell stories through digitization. To do that, the Cleveland Digital Public Library (CDPL) offers individuals, institutions, and families help with digitizing and preserving and showing-off their collections. The idea is to help you keep and share the history of Cleveland, North East Ohio, and beyond.

Digital Hub

You can come to our Digital Hub to use our scanners at CDPL anytime during regular library hours. Capture and share scans of your pictures, documents, and prints with family and friends. You can come and work with a librarian to use our special high resolution scanning equipment Tuesday and Thursday from 12-6 or by appointment. We can help you with projects that might need more scanning power on these days.

Learning Commons

Bring your classes and groups to CDPL. For yourself or your organization, reserve collaborative work seating areas with teaching walls, wireless Internet access and power, and a SmartBoard.

We have programs. You might learn a bit about how to preserve your family treasures, or you could come to see talks led by local students who made digital collections, or you could learn about the lives of people like you from Cleveland.

The Digital Gallery

View our digital gallery

Come downtown anytime and learn from our staff about the Digital Gallery; they can tell you about the connection between the Digital Gallery and our city and region.

Stories from Cleveland

Cleveland Public Library and ideastream are gathering your stories. Real-life stories from everyday Clevelanders. Six stories will be fully produced for broadcast by ideastream. Others will be archived and preserved for future generations in the Cleveland Digital Public Library.
Listen to the Stories

Preservation Lab

Come to workshops on how to preserve your organizational collections or your family treasures. Learn from our archival and preservation staff about ongoing projects at the library. View our technicians and librarians at work on materials. Consult with our technicians and librarians on how to care for your collections.